TOR books assistant editor position for science fiction and fantasy

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Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and paperback books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. Between our extensive hardcover and trade-soft cover line, our Orb backlist program, and our stronghold in mass-market paperback, we annually publish what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of SF and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last fifteen years in a row we have been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description:

Assisting two editors principally in science fiction and fantasy. Reading and editing manuscripts, jointly with a more senior editor initially, and tracking them through production, marketing, publicity, etc. Keeping track of complex scheduling. Some business travel.

Major Responsibilities:

* Filing, phone, email
* Copywriting
* Editorial work on mss
* Writing metadata
* Interacting with writers and agents

Required Skills / Knowledge:
* General knowledge of the science fiction and fantasy field
* Computer skills, including MS Word, excel. Experience with Title Management and Cognos a plus.
* Copy-writing skills, catalog copy, etc.
* In-house publishing experience, in interacting with the various departments in a publishing operation.

Experience Needed:

* 2 years in an editorial assistant position in book publishing or equivalent
* Extensive reading in science fiction; additional reading in fantasy a plus.

Educational Background Required:

* Some college; post-grad work a plus

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